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A No Policy Anthem

A No Policy Anthem

John Leuzzi, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

The sports world shifts on Aug. 26, 2016 — a shift that inevitably changes the conversations surrounding the national anthem. In an NFL preseason game, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sits on the bench during the national anthem, protesting racial inequality in the United States. In...

Gross reflects on time spent at Marquette

Derek Gross runs in Allendale, Michigan at the Grand Valley State University meet Feb. 14. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Sam Arco, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Distance runner Derek Gross attended Neenah High School where he lettered in cross country and track and field while serving as team captain during his senior season, foreshadowing his career as a collegiate athlete.  In high school, Gross reached out to then-Marquette head cross country coach Mike ...

Esports thrives during COVID-19, still not varsity sport

The Esports club poses on the Al McGuire court. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Cavaleri.)

Bryan Geenen, Sports Reporter

April 20, 2020

Despite the postponements and cancellations taking place in the sports world right now, one sport has not slowed down — in fact, esports has seen a rise in popularity during the quarantine. At Marquette, the Esports team cannot meet in person but are still competing in online tournaments from their...

NCAA waives standardized test scores for 2020-21 incoming first-years

Students taking a test. (Photo via Wikimedia.)

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

The NCAA announced April 17 that incoming Division I or II student athletes enrolling in the 2020-21 academic year will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT score.

Marquette golfer was always destined to become a Golden Eagle

Matt Bachmann (second from left) and the golf team is recognized at the Feb. 26 men's basketball game. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Andrew Amouzou, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2020

Some may say Matthew Bachmann was destined to be a Golden Eagle.

Marchan looks to settle unfinished business

Breanne Marchan (center) runs at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Feb. 22. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Sam Arco, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2020

Senior Breanne Marchan’s high school track and field resume prior to Marquette speaks volumes.   A native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Marchan attended Wild Rose High School, where she lettered in track and field, volleyball and basketball. Her high school accolades include being named 16-time A...

Wire Sports Weekly – Apr. 16

Wire Sports Weekly - Apr. 16

Dan Avington, Sports Audio Producer

April 16, 2020

Dan Avington, John Leuzzi and Tyler Peters break down the sudden end to the Marquette women's basketball season and talk about the recent changes to the coaching staff....

Cavanaugh looks back at career with MU

Matt Cavanaugh (11) runs at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Feb. 22. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Matt Yeazel, Sports Reporter

April 16, 2020

When distance runner Matt Cavanaugh came into the Marquette track and field program as a first-year in 2016, he said his main focus was his individual success. As he got older, he ended up becoming a leader for his team. “I was way more focused on my goals and my success, but as the years went on,...

OSU’s D.J. Carton transfers to Marquette

Sacar Anim (2) puts up a layup in Marquette's loss to Seton Hall on Senior Day Feb. 29.

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

April 15, 2020

Ohio State University's guard D.J. Carton announced via Twitter Wednesday night his decision to transfer to Marquette after entering the transfer portal March 19. The former four-star recruit finished his first season of collegiate basketball ranking third on the Buckeyes' roster with 10.4 points in 2...

Equestrian Club looks to continue success

Senior Kaitlin Whalen rides her IHSA draw, Dino, in a show. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Equestrian.)

Molly Gretzlock, Sports Reporter

April 14, 2020

Along with club sports like baseball and basketball, there is a less well-known Marquette Equestrian Team. MU Equestrian competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, or IHSA. The IHSA offers competitions in both Eastern and Hunter Jumper Equitation and the MU team rides Hunter Jumper Equitation,...

BREAKING: Skeete joins Merritt at Illinois

Vernette Skeete (center) coaches from the sidelines next to Scott Merritt (left) at the 2020 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Tournament in Wintrust Arena. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

Women's basketball assistant coach Vernette Skeete is leaving Marquette to join University of Illinois as an assistant coach, the Illini head coach Nancy Fahey announced in a statement Monday afternoon. The announcement comes just nearly two weeks after Scott Merritt left the Golden Eagles for th...

Danko reflects on her growth as leader in Black’s program

Bridget Danko (center) stands in Marquette's 17-6 win over Cincinnati on Feb. 14. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

John Leuzzi, Assistant Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

Growing up in a lacrosse family, Marquette women's lacrosse senior attack Bridget Danko fell in love with the sport right away. The education major reflects on her time at MU.